Continuing to track rain/snow showers throughout southeast Colorado this morning as wet, gloomy and cool conditions continue. If you are hitting the roads in the higher elevation (Teller/Fremont/Custer/ Monument) make sure you allow a little extra time as some roads may be a little snow covered. Wet pavement remains everywhere else. We'll see rain/snow showers continue for most of our Monday, clearing out before midnight. Head on over to the "Weather" tab for a full look at the week ahead.
The first major snow storm of the season will hit the mountains this week. Snow will get going on Tuesday evening and persist through early Thursday. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for much of the Colorado high country, indicating the potential for several inches of snow, strong wind, and difficult travel. This is certainly good news for the ski resorts, as we didn't have a significant mountain storm until after Thanksgiving last year. While it is good news for the ski resorts, it is bad news for travellers. If you have mountain travel planned, late Tuesday through early Thursday, you need to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. I have listed a few things you need to do and some items that you should have in your car, in case you get stranded or stuck:
Make sure you have a full tank of gas, ice scraper, jumper cables, shovel, sand or cat litter, extra clothes or blankets and boots, flash light with good batteries, a fully charged cell phone and your car phone charger( if you have one), some nonperishable food items and bottled water. Having these items and being adequately prepared for a trip during a storm, could possibly save your life.
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Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe